1 Verb + violence
Use the correct form of these verbs:
contain resort to
stir up threaten
- If they have to, the group are prepared to _____________ violence to get what they want.
- The leader of the gang was accused of using racist language to _____________ hatred and violence.
- The President _____________the violence and appealed to the rioters to refrain from further violence.
- As a pacifist, I deplore all violence. I can’t _____________ violence in any shape or form.
- When I was_____________ with violence, I handed over my passport and credit cards.
- Violence flared up again last night in many areas. Police in riot gear struggled to _____________ the violence.
2 Common adjective collocations
Use these adjectives in the sentences:
- The police deny that they used _____________ violence while arresting the accused.
- Unfortunately, _____________ violence is a regular occurrence in some families.
- A group of white youths were accused of instigating_____________ violence by taunting the two Asian boys.
- The high tax on food led to_____________ violence throughout the country.
- There’s too much_____________ violence on TV. Most of it is totally unnecessary.
- Police said that the horrific attack on the old woman was an act of _____________ violence.
drug-related sectarian endemic
- In parts of India the communal violence seems to be _____________. It’s gone on for generations.
- Northern Ireland has seen less _____________ violence in recent years.
- In most big cities most violence is _____________ .
3 Noun + of + violence
Use these nouns in the sentences:
history of outbreak of scenes of
upsurge of use of victims of
- It is a fact that women are still the main_____________ domestic violence.
- Our group believes in political change, but it does not advocate the_____________ violence.
- In India, fifty people were reported killed today in a fresh_____________ inter-racial violence.
- There were unprecedented_____________ violence in the city’s main square as rival football fans clashed.
- There’s been an _____________ violence in the city recently, and this sudden rise is being linked to increased unemployment.
- He has a long _____________ violence and is considered to be a danger to society.
4 Noun + preposition + violence
Complete the sentences below with a suitable preposition:
to (2) about in
- Among psychologists, there is growing concern _____________ violence on television.
- They have called for an end _____________ violence and a return to peace.
- Security at benefit offices is being stepped up to deal with the recent increase_____________ violence.
- There are hopes that the conflict can be resolved without resort_____________ violence.
1. Note the following expressions with prepositions:
violence against women
violence within the family
violence between different ethnic groups
2. Violence in a community or among a large group of people ‘erupts’ – like a volcano:
Widespread violence has erupted since the government was overthrown by the rebels.
3. An outbreak of violence can be ‘quelled’ (ended).
Ex 1: 1. resort to 2. stir up 3. condemned 4. condone 5. threatened 6. contain
1 excessive 2. domestic 3. racial 4. widespread 5. gratuitous
6 mindless 7. endemic 8. sectarian 9. drug-related
Ex 3: 1. victims of 2. use of 3. outbreak of 4. scenes of 5. upsurge of 6. history of
Ex 4: 1. about 2. to 3. in 4. to
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